From Villa Medici we reach Bellagio, half an
hour far from Briosco. It is a picturesque village, a little Portofino
facing on the lake. It is a great pleasure walking on the streets,
where every corner offers foreshortening and characteristic points
- Visit of the gardens of Villa Melzi d’Eril,
masterpiece of the Empire period. Its surrounding gardens face the
lake, drawing with the green of the alleys perfect perspectives.
- By boat from Bellagio we reach Varenna,
on the opposite side of the lake, where we visit Villa Carlotta
in Tremezzo, one of the most well-known gardens of the
lake of Como. Inside the Villa, built on 18th century, masterpieces
of 19th century such as Canova’s marbles and Hayez’s
paintings are kept.
- We follow to Cardano which is fifteen minutes
far from Villa Carlotta. Cardano is a fraction
of Grandola ed Uniti. You are received by Baron Pier Fausto Bagatti
Valsecchi that will show you the garden and the internal of the
Villa which is exceptionally opened. The owners will offer you a
- We go further to the shore of the lake driving to Como,
reaching the Restaurant “La Tirlindana” in Sala
Comacina, where we can have lunch.
- By boat from Lenno we reach one of the most exclusive places of
the lake: the Villa del Balbianello on the homonymous
isle. In the past property of the Monzino family, it belong now
to the F.A.I. It is perfectly kept, with a wonderful garden. Inside,
we can visit the room where the owner, explorer and art collector,
lived for a long time. It can be visited making a reservation.
- Coming back to Lenno by boat we continue among the lake visiting
Il Pizzo in Cernobbio with the marvellous garden
and eventually the internals. To see the magnific dock with the
terrace which have an interesting view. It is possible to stop then
to Villa d’Este.
- Following to Como, where we visit the
Duomo and the front place. By highway, we come back to
is available only for spring and summer.